Keep Your Keepers! A Winning Talent Strategy for 2017 – Part 1

Build a Foundation of Integrated Talent Management that Drives Engagement!


As we embark on a promising new year, organizations are positioning talent strategies to meet their business goals. Regardless of the industry, achieving alignment of talent goals with business objectives is essential for strategic and organizational success. Foundational to effective talent management is an integrated approach that facilitates engagement. To effectively identify your organization’s top talent management priorities, it is crucial to understand your business strategy. Only then can talent management processes be aligned effectively to that strategy.
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The Best Job Suitability Assessments

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There are bunches of assessments available today. Finding and developing that diamond in the rough employee has become an art, and employers are trying to get all the help they can in choosing the best candidate.

Which assessment is best? There are few things to consider when making the choice. Does the assessment use the same set of factors for every job? If that is the case, it is very unlikely to effectively predict job success. In order to predict job success the assessment must be job-specific.

For example, many personality tests use the same set of personality factors for every job. The majority of these factors are likely to be irrelevant to job success for any one job. How can recruiters or line managers know how to use such information when it is not job specific? Using such assessments is not only counter-productive, it violates hiring ethics and, in many cases, legal guidelines.

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“What do you like to do?”

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“What do you like to do?”

Wouldn’t that be a great question for the job applicant to hear from an interviewer? It would signal to the job seeker that the organization, the one they are considering working at for eight hours a day, 40-50 weeks a year, actually cares about them.

It would signal that they understand that if you enjoy doing the majority of tasks the job requires, you would most likely be successful at those tasks. When you take on a new position, your past experiences become interwoven with your new duties.

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